Understand your web pages better with Site Inspector

runs on Windows
screenshot of Site Inspector

If you're serious about web design, then you've got to make sure that your sites and their pages behave as expected under various browsers and situations. One way to deal with this is to make sure you've got several different ones running all at the same time; a more civilized approach might use a tool like Site Inspector.

Site Inspector can let you see what your site would look like under both Microsoft's IE as well as Mozilla's Gecko/Firefox family of browsers. That in itself is probably worth the price of admission. But wait—there's more! You can also list all the images, forms, links, and other goodies on a given page. You can highlight different page elements to better understand why your page is so awesome (or why it is so broken). An onscreen grid can help you fine-tune your page layout.

You can download Site Inspector for free. It's a Windows app, so you'll need to be running at least Windows 98 and have a copy of IE 6 or better. Adding Firefox lets you do the whole two-browser thing as well.

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One Response to “Understand your web pages better with Site Inspector”

  1. Jason Howard says:

    Not really that useful – the software hasn’t been updated since 2006 and works only with Firefox 1.x and 2.x.

    If you are running Firefox 3.x you are out of luck.